May 4, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Seventeen Thousand Sign EFF's File Sharing Petition in Last two Weeks

Last week, we urged you to sign our petition to Congress opposing the RIAA lawsuits, and now we need another push to reach our goal of 100,000 signatures.

After over 18,000 lawsuits and counting, file sharing has continued to increase rapidly. Meanwhile, music fans, like 12 year-old Briana LaHara, college student Cassi Hunt, and parent of five Cecilia Gonzalez, are being forced to pay thousands of dollars they do not have to settle RIAA-member lawsuits, and many other innocent individuals are being caught in the crossfire. It's time to stop this madness and find a better way forward.

We're now incredibly close to our petition target, and, in just the last two weeks, we've received over 17,000 signatures. After recently clearing out spam, duplicates, and other erroneous entries, we have over 73,000 signatures total.

You can help put it over the top and take a stand against these misguided lawsuits. Sign it, and spread the word.

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